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Students Across North Texas Head Back To School

August 19, 2019 - 6:15 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - It's the un-official end of summer for kids in 20 school districts across North Texas, this morning those students are heading back to school.

86,000 kids in Fort Worth and 155,000 students in Dallas are headed to class today. ]

Dallas ISD's Robin Harris says those kids will learn from ten thousand teachers.

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa says the first senior classes will graduate from "pathway to technology" and "early college" high schools this year. He says Dallas ISD is now focused on bringing students back to the district.

Hinojosa says increased funding from the legislature and voters approving a tax ratification election have helped Dallas ISD "turn the corner." He adds the district will announce plans for a new school downtown and another school for performing arts in the next six months.

Fort Worth Superintendent Kent Scribner and Mayor Betsy Price will greet students at Clayton Elementary on the near southside.

Arlington Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos will greet students at several schools there.

While the biggest districts in north Texas head back to class, TXDOT is telling people to watch for kids.

TXDOT says school buses were involved in more than 2,300 crashes across the state last year, leading to five deaths and 42 serious injuries.

TXDOT says there were 765 crashes in school zones.